Etac Butterfly Board
A transfer board is intended to bridge shorter gaps when performing seated transfers. The board’s low friction upper surface allows the user to transfer independently or with assistance. Transfer boards are used when transferring between bed and wheelchair / shower chair, between wheelchair / chair / toilet chair or to and from the car.
The Etac Butterfly Board is a long, wide and stable transfer board designed to facilitate transfers from bed to wheelchair, chair, toilet, shower chair and commode.
The Etac Butterfly Board features a large sitting and sliding area, making this ideal for use when transferring in and out of a car.
Secure transfer are made possible due to well positioned cut outs which fit against the wheel of the wheelchair and non-slip pads on the underside, which allows for good positioning and help prevent the board sliding out of place.
Available as an added extra is the The Etac Butterfly Glide Wing which slides along the board and provides additional slide function during the transfer and also prevents shear.
Etac Butterfly Board Features & Benefits
- 250 kg/ 39 stone weight capacity
- Cut out sections either side of the board accommodate wheelchairs
- Constructed from lightweight yet rigid fiberglass
- High friction pads on the underside enable stable positioning
- Can be cleaned with soapy water or disinfectant
When moving a client from bed to chair or other seat, position the wheelchair at an angle of 45 ̊ from the bed. Distance between two supporting surfaces must not ex- ceed 250mm. The black surfaces under the Butterfly glide board must be supported.
Position the glide board so that the cutout rests firmly against the wheelchair wheel. The other side must be positioned on e.g. the bed next to the client's thigh. Remember to apply brakes to lock wheelchair and bed
To use with glide wings
Fitting the glide wings: If using glide wings, position these over the Butterfly glide board so that they are flush with the cutout on the glide board. Push the Velcro tapes to the back (and feed through the handle). The tape is flush with both cutouts. Turn the Butterfly glide board and fasten the Velcro tape. The client leans away from the direction of movement and either the carer or the client him/herself pushes a small part of the glide wing under the client's buttock/ thigh. The client now leans in the direction of movement. Pushing him/herself away from the mat- tress, the client now glides slowly over to the wheelchair. Depending on how self-supportive the client is, the carer can help the client either by support- ing the upper body with a Support Belt or completing the move using a Sling.
To use without glide wings:
The client can slide slowly or "shuffle" over to the wheel- chair by pushing him/herself away from the mattress. Depending on how self-supportive the client is, the carer can help the client either by supporting the upper body with a Support Belt or using a Sling, MultiGlide, towel or similar to complete the manual handling.
If a slant is established (e.g. if the bed is slightly higher than the wheelchair), the client will slide more easily from one to the other. To prevent strain on the knees in connection with the above moves, it may be beneficial to use a Pediturn turn- plate and a Support Belt, so that the client does not twist at the knee and the carer has a good grip on the client. To remove Butterfly board, the client moves his/her weight from the glide board, lifts and then pulls it free.
Read these instructions carefully.
Always check the product before use and after washing.
The client must have good balance.
There is a risk that the client may slide down. Never leave the client alone on a glide board or on the edge of the bed.
Never use the Butterfly Board under wet conditions as the underside of the board may become slippery in contact with water.
Never leave the Butterfly Board on the floor.
To ensure that the client feels safe and that every manual handling is smooth, always plan the manual handling in advance.
If in any doubt - please contact Easy Care Systems/ Occupational Therapist/ Moving and handling specialist
Never use a defective product. If the product shows signs of wear-and-tear, it must be scrapped.
It is important that carers receive instruction in manual handling.
For further information, contact Easy Care Systems/ Occupational Therapist/ Moving and handling specialist
Always use the correct manual handling techniques.
Remember to use the client's resources.
Remember to apply brakes to lock wheelchair and bed.
Butterfly, glide board: Fibreglass.
Butterfly, glide wings:
Outer surface: 100% nylon.
Inner surface: 100% nylon.
Made from quilting: polyester.
The product should be checked regularly, preferably each time it is used. The Board can be wiped off with soapy water or disin- fectant.
Never try to repair a product yourself. Never use a defective product.
NOTE - Specifications may change at the manufacturers discretion. Any changes will be updated accordingly and no orders will be processed without prior notification. All orders are subject to Easy Care Systems Ltd Terms and Conditions.